Finance Watch: Sana Reveals Cash Haul Of $700m In Under Two Years
Private Company Edition: The allogeneic cell therapy developer founded by former Juno execs launched in January 2019 without disclosing its initial funding. Other recent venture capital mega-rounds include $192m for Orca, $170m for C4, $118m for Shattuck and $102m for GreenLight.
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The average return for companies that went public in the US through the end of September was 49.4% as of 5 October. The fourth quarter started with four additional initial public offerings on 1 October.
Public Company Edition: The former Allergan CEO is taking a special purpose acquisition corporation public to generate $460m for deals in familiar biopharma niches. Also, IPOs are expected to keep up a robust pace in the fall and Albireo raises $160m on the success of its drug for pediatric liver diseases.
A steady flow of venture capital into the medical device industry continued in the first half of 2020 despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. While Biopharma companies secured more than $7.5bn in private financings between January and June.